It’s not always easy to rally behind the Kickstarters that we hear about almost every day here at the Metal Media Command HQ, but this one was hard to avoid since it speaks to the diehard collectors and folks who count on my alerts in our Pop Culture features. I’ve just received the details on this awesome Transformers item “UNICRON”. Take a look down below to the press copy and the provided images.
The Press Release:
Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro revealed their largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever – The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer – UNICRON! After last year’s crowdfunding success, HASLAB is back with this exciting new creation – the first ever TRANSFORMERS HASLAB project – TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON.
UNICRON stands alone as the most menacing figure in TRANSFORMERS lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees. But his legacy transcends both space and time.
The gigantic UNICRON would be the largest TRANSFORMERS figure ever created, taking the title from the previous record-holder, FORTRESS MAXIMUS. Artists and designers from Takara Tomy and Hasbro are working to capture the intricate details and features of the relentless Chaos Bringer to make this the most accurate UNICRON fans have ever seen.
In his immense robot mode, this version of UNICRON is over 27” tall and has more than 50 points of articulation. Includes fine pose-ability, such as movable eyes, fingers, mouth, and even teeth. He converts into a terrifying planet mode that is a stunning 30” in diameter. The planet mode features the iconic planet-eating jaws, geared to open so UNICRON can devour unassuming worlds. The planet mode also features a series of posable planetary rings. Comes with a stand for posing both planet & robot mode.
If this campaign is backed with a minimum 8,000 backers before August 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST, fans will be able to awaken the mighty UNICRON! To support this campaign for TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON head to the HASLAB tab on HasbroPulse.com (linked below) – TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON UNICRON (Age: 16+) is priced at $574.99 and will be available in early 2021.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Isn’t this awesome???? You know it is and especially so if you collect any of “The Transformers” line of action figures and playsets. Sure this is a pricey one but this isn’t something that you are going to let the little ones play with and instead will likely sit behind a display case or high above the reach of the far too curious sort. While I don’t collect “The Transformers” at this point in my life (though I still want the Ghostbusters one), I love this and felt if I had the extra scratch that I would plan on ordering one during this initiative. It would be a look with your eyes and not with your hands kind of thing to those who wished to observe it but I am sure that you fellow geeks can feel me on this. Closing up I wonder what you readers might think about this and especially if you are fans of the toy line that Hasbro has been delivering to us for more than two decades now. You can do that down in the comments section below and I will see you next time.